Thompson Okanagan Community Services Co-operative is an organization of non profit societies devoted to enriching the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities. Since 2005, we have been committed to supporting purposeful and meaningful lifestyles. We aspire to enhance the lives of the people we support. Whether alone or in partnership, TOCSC offers services that focus on promoting community connections, personal independence, meaningful employment and socially valued roles.
Thompson Okanagan Community Services Co-operative


SERVICES PROVIDED

LIVE-IN SUPPORT
Persons served live in their own home and have one on one support available to them 24/7. People are supported to learn new and relevant life skills, gain greater independence and autonomy. With this service we are able to take an active role in assisting the persons served, their families and personal networks to; inspire and encourage the development and delivery of services and plans that work towards the realization and accomplishment of each person’s potential and choices within a home and inclusive community.  Based on the person’s needs, support is provided to carry out day-to-day activities, roles, personal care, building relationships, assistance with financial decisions and working towards achievement meaningful and future goals.  The strength of this service is that persons served are able to own or rent their own residence and have flexible one on one support available to effectively manage their homes, health, medications, social relationships and working lives.

COMMUNITY INCLUSION
TOCSC provides community inclusion support to persons served that is tailored on an individual basis to meet their needs. Support is flexible and can be provided at varied times to meet the persons served lifestyle, unique goals and needs. People are supported to learn new and relevant life skills, gain greater independence and autonomy. With this service we are able to take an active role in assisting the persons served, their families and personal networks to; inspire and encourage the development and delivery of services and plans that work towards the realization and accomplishment of each person’s potential and choices within a home and inclusive community.  Based on the person’s needs, support is provided to carry out day-to-day activities, roles, personal care, building relationships, assistance with financial decisions and working towards achievement meaningful and future goals.  The strength of this service is that persons served are provided flexible one on one support to effectively manage their homes, health, medications, social relationships and working lives.

SUPPORTIVE ROOMMATE
The fundamental difference between host family and supportive roommate is that the persons served resides in a home that is owned, leased or rented by them and the supported roommate of their choice. TOCSC believes that this allows for the person served to have greater consistency, stability and ownership in their home environment.
Support is provided in a creative and flexible way that fosters personal growth by role modeling life skills, providing companionship and ensuring a safe and healthy home. The strength of this service is that persons served are provided one on one support to develop new life skills, effectively manage their home and community lives.

HOST FAMILY (HomeShare)
TOCSC currently holds 3 Host Family contracts which were inherited as such. Although this is not an ongoing service our organization offers, we will continue to support the persons served and their families in this capacity as long as this model meets their ideals, needs and wants.
In this model, the person served lives in the home of the contracted host family. Host family support persons served to participate in a healthy and functioning home life and expand upon their own goals and aspirations.

 
Contact information
Administrative Office:
#4-237 6th Avenue
Kamloops, BC
V2C-3R2
Email: TOCSC@Shawbiz.ca
Fax: 250-434-9274
Phone: 250-434-9268

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